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Byline: Katherine M. Skiba
Jun. 21--Washington -- The Senate today plans to debate a new proposal by Sen. Russ Feingold to have most U.S. troops out of Iraq by July 1, 2007.
Amid red-hot rhetoric, its prospects appeared cold.
Most Democrats did not warm to the proposal, which Feingold authored with Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts.
Instead, a majority in their party have rallied around a Democratic alternative. It seeks a phased withdrawal of troops beginning by the end of this year but gives no deadline.
The expected showdown -- cast as the first Iraq war debate in the Senate in seven months -- could see Republicans throw a rival measure …